Science Versus Religion?

Albert Einstein said, “Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”

I know the history of the rift between science and religion.  But that’s history.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  Most Christians that I know don’t want to live in the middle ages.  We benefit immensely from science.  But when science has appeared to replace God, Christians have reacted.  Some overreacted.  That’s a shame.

Most scientists I know are either Christians or at least theists.  What?  I thought scientists were godless atheists whose idol was science?  Not in my experience.  There are a couple of blowhards but they don’t appear to be the majority.  In fact, most of the scientists I’m acquainted with that are Christians have had their faith in God renewed by their scientific knowledge.

Christians need not fear true science.  It doesn’t seek to replace God, nor could it if it tried.  Sometimes humans (not necessarily scientists) have made it into their god, but what haven’t we done that with?

Scientists need not fear authentic Christians.  They don’t hate science.  We couldn’t live without it’s foundations and applications.  Sometimes Christians have made it into their scapegoat, but what haven’t we done that with?


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